\kˈɑːdɪˌak ˈasmə], \kˈɑːdɪˌak ˈasmə], \k_ˈɑː_d_ɪ__ˌa_k ˈa_s_m_ə]\
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A disorder characterized by episodes of respiratory distress, usually occurring after several hours of sleep in a reclining position. It is most commonly caused by pulmonary edema resulting from congestive heart failure. The episodes may be accompanied by coughing, a feeling of suffocation, a cold sweat, and tachycardia.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop